Oregon is a strange place.
Multnomah County, a so-called progressive community in the state of Oregon, agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who claimed the county fostered a racially insensitive.
Racially insensitive?! What did they do?
Well, apparently one of her co-workers pinned up a “Blue Lives Matter” flag and that was so offensive that now the tax payers owe this woman a six-figure sum of money.
Karimah Guion-Pledgure, in a lawsuit filed last January, claimed the flag “demeans” and “denigrates” the Black Lives Matter movement.
Guion-Pledgure claims she was harassed by her co-workers after objecting to the presense of flag. This caused her to suffer debilitating stress and health problems, according to the lawsuit.
The Blue Lives Matter symbol isn't intended to degrade black people or black rights activists. It's a symbol used to defend the rights of police officers (including black police officers).
Even still, Guion-Pledgure’s lawsuit claims the Blue Lives Matter movement “co-opts” the Black Lives Matter movement and "repurposes it to shift focus to law enforcement — a chosen profession, not a racial identity — and thus denigrates, dilutes, and demeans the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Last week Multnomah County commissioners approved the $100,000 settlement.
Congratulations, Oregon, you now reward people for being offended by patriotism and public service.